Timothy J. Nulty, PhD

Associate Professor

Philosophy

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Education

2004University of ConnecticutPhD

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.

A critical examination of normative theories of obligation and value. It includes philosophical examination of some moral problems including but not limited to: abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, gender and sexual orientation equality, pornography and censorship, violence, and economic injustice. Numerous ethical theories will be discussed, including but not limited to: Cultural Relativism, Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, Rights Theories, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, and Feminist Ethics.

A critical examination of normative theories of obligation and value. It includes philosophical examination of some moral problems including but not limited to: abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, gender and sexual orientation equality, pornography and censorship, violence, and economic injustice. Numerous ethical theories will be discussed, including but not limited to: Cultural Relativism, Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, Rights Theories, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, and Feminist Ethics.

Research

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language and Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • 20th Century Analytic and Continental Philosophy

Select publications

  • Timothy J. Nulty (2006).
    Davidsonian Triangulation and Heideggerian Comportment
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 14:3, 443-453.
  • Timothy J. Nulty (2005).
    Fictional Structures and the Human Psyche
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 13, 73-82.
  • Timothy J. Nulty (2005).
    Empirical Constraints and Quine’s Indeterminacy of Reference
    The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 43, 377-393.
  • Timothy J. Nulty (2005).
    A Critique of Resnik’s Mathematical Realism
    Erkenntnis, 62, 379-393.
  • Timothy J. Nulty (2003).
    Davidson and Derrida on Intentions
    Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 7
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